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People Share Their Best 'That Actually Worked' Moments

I can't believe it! I'm a genius!

Everyday in life, heck in breath in life can lead us to moments of shock and awe, especially when in comes to moments of chance or capabilities we thought we'd never possess. Much like Tom Hanks in 'Castaway' we too can make fire, often we only just have to try. Sometimes the surprising successes come in tiny instances that make us smile or life changing events that keep us shooketh! The shooketh moments are the most fun. We all yearn for the stunned realization of "I have NO idea how I did that, but I'll take the credit and run!" Those are the moments that make us... invincible.

Redditor u/Nest-egg wanted everyone to regale us with.... What's your top "wow, that actually worked?" moment?


I'm V.I.P Darlings!

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I met a girl in Thailand who bragged about her family and how her dad is a record exec. She said if I ever dropped their name at a BA lounge they would let me in.

I was in London 2 years later and at the airport I asked them to look up the name at the lounge and they let me right in. lookitskeith

Hands to yourself... 

When I was about 11 and computer monitors were all just becoming flat screen, we bought a crappy little LCD. Just my luck, the plug didn't have a third pin and short circuited within a week of getting it. The monitor's colors were all messed up, flickering between distorted, random colors, and outright all becoming one solid color then going back. This happened momentarily every few minutes. My parents refused to buy me a new one because I broke my new monitor. It wasn't my fault!

So being the bored kid I was, I just did my best to use it anyway. I remember it so very clearly. I was playing Warrock, and the screen blacked out right before a firefight and got me killed. I was like alright, if my parents won't buy me a new one since this is half working, so I'll just break it completely. Without a second though, I punched it in the center right then and there. This fixed the monitor. There was discoloration around where I punched it and a line through the middle, but no more random colors, no more flickering.

A few years later I got a new monitor and my dad was going to take my old one. I moved it from my computer to his, and when I first set it up, the colors were all messed up. I told him I knew how to fix it. I punched it again expecting it to break, they all looked at me like I was insane and asked what the hell I was doing. It worked. It still works. 12 years later and he's still using the same monitor with the line going through it where I punched it. -Cokeman

Just Ask...

Went to check into a hotel, and I asked him if there was a parking fee.

He replied with yes, it's $15 a night.

I asked, any chance you could waive it?

He replied with: Yeah sure.

I was like: Ok, thanks lol. Saved me $60. 1mrlee

Keep Walking.... head down! 

I walked into a festival at midnight, no ticket, showed the security guard my wrist, he flashed his flashlight at my wrist and pushed me through the gate. JeromeMixTape

Amateur Sleuth....

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Had a then-friend whose behavior was kind of sketchy and suspicious. All kinds of red flags with this guy, but no real proof of his sociopath nature. Just several suspicions.

So one day I checked up on one of his stories. He'd have brand new vehicles for a while, then they'd mysteriously vanish. He claimed to be rich, from Mafia money, and he just "got tired" of that new Corvette or motorcycle or whatever.

So I called the dealership where his last expensive car had been "purchased" and pretended to be a private detective, working on behalf of a rich client, who was thinking of doing business with my then-friend. "Just checking out his reliability," I told the guy. "We see he bought a Corvette..."

The guy told me everything about how my friend put some short money down on the car then failed to make even a single payment afterwards, and successfully evaded the repo man for MONTHS until they finally caught up to him.

I couldn't get away with it today, with everyone suspicious of phishing/social engineering. Back then people were more naive and would spill the beans easily if you sounded legit on the phone. clit-eastwould

The 'Learned' Wizard...

Pressing the 'Learn' button on my garage door opener to program it with my car universal remote yesterday. TheJadedSF

Holy s**t, same here. I remember maybe 15 years ago as a kid thinking my dad was some sort of wizard for programming it in under a minute. When I got mine, I thought it would be crazy difficult but it was literally press the learn key on both sides hahaha. ColonelAverage

Wax on... Wax off...

I polish tile floors with a propane buffer. We were unloading the machine from the van when wind slammed the door shut. The door hit the oil fill tube and shattered it. Needed to find a way to fix it so we could do the jobs for the night. It was 2 in the morning and the only place open was Walmart. Walked around the hardware and automotive department for about 20 minutes trying to find something to fix it. Ended up with a pack of rubber feet for a barstool, self taping screws, and had a roll of universal metal strap in my toolbox. Plugged the hole with the rubber foot. It was tapered and fit perfectly. Then ran the metal strap over the foot and screwed it into the frame off the machine. Took a week to get a replacement part and that held the whole time. Just couldn't check the oil for the week. DCxMiLK

Do you hear the people hum.... 

Fans on my old Macbook had stopped working. Searched on YouTube for a fix and found a video that said "Sometimes there can be lint/dust/etc. clogging up the spinny mechanisms. A good thumping can get them back in order."

The guy in the video proceeded to hammer the computer with his fists and the fans came back on. I shrugged, gave it a shot, and to my surprise, they hummed back to life and I was back in business. Still can't believe it. Mckavity

Cool as can be.... 

I repair slot machines for a living. One was frozen in game state with well over a thousand bucks on it. All the doors were closed, no jams in the dollar acceptor or the voucher printer, all the lights were on and the software just stopped mid-spin. I was thinking the game finally died and we'd need to reimburse the guest for their lost money, which can take a while if it's a ton of money like this.

The guest jokingly asked if it just needed it's butt kicked to work again, and I figured that since this game is old and durable, I'll indulge him. I kicked it, and the game came right back up, and the guest proceeded to win another $500 or so from that spin. Game was good for the rest of the day, too; no errors or anything.

I played it off as gracefully as I could, but I think that was my life's peak and I'll never look that cool to anybody ever again. slappadabassplz

Bend and Snap for life! 

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I was 12 and didn't know how to swim. I wound up in the deep end of of a pool with dozens of other people who didn't realize I disappeared underwater. I struggled for a second then remembered something my childhood friend told me: "All you have to do to float is bend over in water." I never had the guts to try when she told me, but I was 'bout to die, so, I just let my body relax, and bent over in the water by my waist and floated to the surface, alive. I couldn't believe it was as simple as she said. pixel_ate_it

Find the Flashes! 

I was a photographer in the Army, and I had tickets to see this music festival called VirginFest. I showed up with my work camera (Canon 5DMkii) and went straight to media. I acted confused as to why my name wasn't on the list, and answered every question they had with "I don't know, I was just told to be here and shoot, this should have all been taken care of already."

I then pretended to make some phone calls off to the side.

10 minutes later, this lady pulls up with a golf cart and hands me a media sticker and wristband. That was the say I shot my first concert which included Weezer, Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday and Public Enemy.

I used that day to make friends with other photographers shooting and used those contacts to end up shooting hundreds of concerts and festivals and nearly all of my favorite bands. punkrawkisneat

Turn it off and on...

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Apparently the normal fix for computers fixes cars as well.

My friend and I were going to the mall in her car. She started the car and everything seemed fine. She put it in reverse but all it seemed to do was put the car in neutral. No amount of pushing on the gas made the car move. The only reason we were moving back at all was because of the incline of the driveway.

Once we've rolled back on flat ground she puts it in drive hoping that it'll fix itself but nope. We're not moving at all. In a moment of what is either brilliance or sheer stupidity, I said, "why don't you turn it off and turn it back on." Like it was a computer.

Sure enough, she turned it off and turned it back on and everything was fine. It was like nothing was ever broken. So we drove to the mall and nothing like that ever happened to her car again. SilverQuill828

Cheers! 

Convinced I would bomb my AI final exam, I went out drinking the night before, I show up hungover, circle some answers and left after 30 minutes. I got the second highest grade in the class. Sileem

The Flying Shoe....

I worked in a grocery store as a manager and there was wasp that was freaking everybody out. One thing led to another and while my intent was for it to be a joke, I flicked my shoe off my foot and smashed the wasp against the ceiling with my shoe landing flat on the ground in front of me. I just stepped back in and kept going about my day. Everyone was standing in awe of my happy accident. Skiddy_Underpants

Free time... 

Got a Free Watch offer from a decent company I'd bought from before. But you had to spend over $300. I added 4 of the "free watches" which were usually $75 into the cart, which registered as $300.

I went to checkout and a green -$300 appears in the bill. Added my shipping address and two weeks later they came. DigNitty

The Inferno.... 

In college, I took a literature review course that included Dante's Divine Comedy. I had read it at 16 (because it was mentioned in 'Se7en'...I was an edgelord dips**t, not a literature connoisseur). 'Inferno' is great and 'Purgatorio' is more interesting than I'd thought, but 'Paradiso' is boring as hell. 21-year-old me declined to re-read any of them prior to the essay test for this class. I just decided to fake my way through based on what I remembered from years before.

Got an A. nookienostradamus

Just Asking....

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I was flying... somewhere. After everyone else was boarded I went up to the gate agent and asked about being upgraded to first class. After a bunch of typing on her computer she said sure and asked how I would like to pay for it. I said "By asking nicely?"

To my amazement she gave me a boarding pass for my new first class seat. dev_c0t0d0s0

The Baby Whisperer... 

The first time my wife and I went out to eat with our new baby, he was sitting in a baby seat next to the table, and he started crying. I picked up a salt shaker and set it right in front of him, and said, "Watch this." And he looked at the salt and stopped crying. snoweel

It's just a condiment....

Once when I was a kid we picked up McDonalds for lunch on the way home from somewhere. I got settled in at the table and realized that I forgot to grab ketchup. I didn't want to stand up again, so I turned to my younger sister and said "Ughhh... I wish we weren't out of ketchup...." to which she replies "Huh? No we aren't!"

We go back and forth a few times with me vehemently denying we had ketchup, until she angrily stomped to the fridge, grabbed it, and slammed it down right in front of me. She still gets mad when I bring it up to this day .... lol. fluffkin

Face the Music! 

A baby deer got trapped in our back yard and was throwing itself into the chain-link fence; couldn't think to look behind and see the open gate. I remembered reading Cicero's Pro Archia, where he mentions that sometimes animals react to music. So I told my wife to grab my guitar and play a few chords. Sure enough, the deer calmed down and started walking towards the music. She stopped for a second and it instantly freaked out again and started running into the fence, but as soon as she started again it calmed down and walked towards the sound. Once it got about half way, it saw the gate and ran out. Wife thinks I'm a damn wizard now. sandscript

REDDIT

Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like

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My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308

Saturdays

My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango

Iraq

I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3

Crayons

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I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.


I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-

Tomash

Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.


An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)


The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.


I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

Dskee02

Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

droneb2hive

Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.

moniker5000

Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo